Category Archives: Investment

Africa Progress Report 2013 – Africa Progress Panel

  Africa Progress Panel – Africa Progress Report 2013: Equity in Extractives Launch Date: 10 May 2013 Preparing the report… Our first consultation meeting at Oxford University. Read more… Download the…

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Epiphanies from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn’t be so smug about corruption. FOREIGN POLICY. MARCH/APRIL 2013. INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING It was hardly the best of…

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The Other Resource Curse – Moving away from fossil fuels could be devastating for some of the world’s poorest countries.

Foreign Policy. BY MICHAEL LEVI |  FEBRUARY 7, 2013 For as long as people have talked about moving beyond fossil fuels, another tantalizing prospect has hovered over the horizon: the decline of…

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Can Africa become the new Persian Gulf?

LSE’s Raj Verma says West African oil is on the rise. A version of this article originally appeared on the LSE IDEAS blog. Oil prices have increased dramatically since the beginning of…

African Government Debt Statistics

African Central Government Debt – Statistical Yearbook (OECD).Borrowing requirements by governments in Africa to finance their budget deficits are met both by funds raised on financial markets and, to a…

OECD Work on Taxation in Africa

  Taxation is central to development. It provides governments with the funding required to finance the infrastructure on which economic development and growth is based. It creates an environment in which business and wealth…

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Managing Risks In The Extractive Industries

Lionel Badal. African Arguments (Royal African Society). October 25, 2012 Rising demand fuelled by emerging countries, most notoriously China and India, has led to increased competition for natural resources. Despite recurrent volatility…

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Time To Improve State Participation In Africa’s Extractive Industries

Zanele Hlatshwayo. African Arguments (Royal African Society). October 12, 2012 The rise in commodities prices over the past decade (referred to by some economists as the ‘commodities super-cycle’) has led to a…

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Beijing, a Boon for Africa

  Dambisa Moyo. New York Times. June 27, 2012 In June 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a speech in Zambia warning of a “new colonialism” threatening the…

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From the Ground Up – Revenue Watch Institute Annual Report 2012

INTRODUCTION We are at the beginning of an era of new opportunities to address the challenges faced by countries rich in natural resources but in many cases fragile and poor,…